Bridal Interview: Kristina at Secrets Silversands

Bride: Kristina

Groom: Matthew

Resort: Secrets Silversands

Travel Advisor: Audrey


What made you decide on having a destination wedding?

My husband and I decided to have a destination wedding because we wanted our guests to have a vacation.  Neither my husband nor I are from Dallas. All of our guests were going to have to travel to our wedding and we wanted to have an experience that lasted more than 1 day.  


What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue?

We decided to have our wedding in Mexico for several reasons.  We wanted to select a place that had a large airport with a wide variety of flights.  We also loved how we could get everything we wanted in Mexico. This made Cancun the perfect place for us.  

I have always loved the Secrets Resorts.  They do an amazing job with weddings and with customer service.  After talking with our travel agent Audrey, we selected Secrets Silversands.  I really liked how it was close to the airport. The last thing I wanted was to fly to Mexico then sit in the car for 2 hours getting to our resort.  

What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding?

The biggest difficulty I had with our destination wedding was giving up control and trusting people.  I was unable to do a site visit prior to our wedding. I had to have faith that my wedding coordinator, resort and everyone involved in our wedding knew what they were doing.  

How well was the resort and your On site Wedding Coordinator to work with?

The resort was beautiful and super friendly.  I loved how this was an adult only resort so we were able to relax without having to worry about children.  I also really enjoyed the number of pools and restaurants the resort had on-site.

My wedding coordinator was amazing.  Veronica knew what she was doing and was quick to respond to any questions or last minute changes I requested.  She made sure that everyone was in the right place and the right time. It really allowed me the opportunity to enjoy the day and not stress about anything.  

What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise?

The highlight of this whole trip was the wonderful memories everyone made.  This was truly a vacation with my family and best friends.


If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her?

Trust that everything is going to work out and be beautiful, don’t look at the weather and enjoy your day.

would also tell her to use Legacy Travel to help with guests booking their trips.  I knew when everyone was arriving so we were able to meet everyone in the lobby.


Was there anything that you would change looking back?

We wouldn’t change anything.

Is there anything else you want to add about the resort or your booking agent Audrey?

Audrey was wonderful to work with.  She was quick to respond to any problems anyone had.  She was also the person who suggested this resort and helped with establishing communication with the wedding coordinator at the resort.  




Aimee and Jeff tie the knot at the Secrets Silversands!

Bride: Aimee Pinson
Groom: Jeff Simington
Resort: Secrets Silversands
Agent: Leigh-Ann Scroggins


What made you decide on having a destination wedding?
I have always loved the ocean and the beach. My dream wedding has always been to stand on the sand with my love and pledge our life to each other.


 What made you decide on the destination, venue?
I have been to Mexico several times, and the beaches are beautiful, and the people at the resorts are so nice. I decided on Secrets Silversands because I wanted to be surrounded by luxury settings, and to have my guest that traveled with us be well taken care of. The package price for our wedding as well as the price that my guest paid was a very good value for the wonderful luxurious hotel we stayed at.


What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding?
The biggest difficulty in planning our wedding was getting the exact time I wanted the service to start. I wanted a sunset wedding, but the officiant was not available at that time.

What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise?
The highlight was being in such a beautiful place, my wedding party was treated like VIP guest, and the biggest surprise was the hotel threw in a honeymoon suite. It was absolutely stunning!


How well was the resort and your Wedding Coordinator to work with?
They were wonderful! They were there to meet me as soon as I arrived at the resort, we went over all the final details, and I didn’t have to worry about another thing. I really enjoyed how our wedding coordinator was always in the shadows just in case I needed something, but I never felt like she was intruding on our event.


What is your advice to future brides?
My advice is to use the free Honeymoon Registry! They give you access to a free website to post about your upcoming wedding to keep your guest informed and the Honeymoon Registry gave our friends and family that were not going to be able to attend the option to give us a gift. My husband and I used the money towards our expenses and excursions, what we didn’t use was transferred into our bank accounts.


Was there anything that you would change looking back?
Not one thing!

Ben Allen & Justin Hudgin’s fabulous wedding at the Secrets Silversands


Groom: Ben
Groom: Justin
Resort: Secrets Silversands
Photographer: Resort Photographer
Travel Consultant:  Terrah
Terrah, where to begin? The service was BEYOND excellent and everyone was so nice to us. Even though this was their first gay wedding, you would have thought they do it every day.  The food wad excellent and I like that they have dress codes every night. The concierge was willing to go beyond for us and have whatever place we chose that night have a vegetarian menu.  The wedding coordinator Lizzette was awesome and she was so freaking nice.  She made sure our day and trip was perfect.  I can’t thank you enough for suggesting this place and we plan to return next year.  Everything was so modern and beautiful and I’m going to recommend this place to every couple I know.  So, if you can’t tell we loved it.  Also the photographer was the best and I know we would be besties if we lived there 🙂
We can’t thank you enough that was our total dream wedding down to every detail!

Cherish and Chad wed at Secrets Silversands


Bride and Groom : Cherish and Chad
Resort: Secrets Silversands
Travel Agent: Terrah
Resort Photographer